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AAPMD ENDEAVOUR WEBINAR – Vitamin D Deficiency and the Pediatric Sleep Patient: Could my cranky toddler have Rickets? Could my teenager with insomnia have Rickets?
Stasha Gominak, MD

February 13, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

New brain science discoveries show that sleep is entrained to our planet’s annual cycle by sunlight producing vitamin D on our skin, allowing us to sleep longer and gain weight in winter. Avoiding the sun has produced a global epidemic of sleep disorders and a changed microbiome that are both linked to our failing health. Learn how the practice of sun avoidance has dramatically affected the pediatric population leading to nasal congestion and mouth breathing. Vitamin D deficiency in childhood leads to neurotransmitter deficiencies that are linked to developmental delay and sleep disorders in utero and during early childhood. With proper intervention these challenges may be reversible.

Dr. Gominak grew up and attended college in California, moved to Houston for medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, where she received an MD degree in 1983. Her Neurology residency was done at the Harvard affiliated, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She practiced Neurology in the San Francisco Bay area from 1991-2004 then moved with her husband to Tyler, Texas.

Starting in 2004 she began to dedicate more of her practice to the treatment of sleep and sleep disorders. In 2012 and 2016 she published two pivotal articles about the global struggle with worsening sleep, the possible causes and solutions, related to vitamin D deficiency and the intestinal microbiome.

In 2016 she retired from her office practice to have more time to teach. She currently divides her time between RightSleep® coaching sessions for private individuals and teaching other clinicians the RightSleep® method of sleep repair.

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members



February 13, 2023
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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AAPMD – Webinar